Czech Specialists Contribute to a Unique Transcontinental Performance

Prague, 12 August 2014. An exceptional experience awaits the participants of an official evening organised as part of the international advanced network meeting APAN 38 in Nantou, Taiwan. Spectators will be able to watch a unique music and dance performance, entitled Dancing in Space, which will be concurrently taking place in Prague, Barcelona, Miami and Taiwan and signals from all of the performances will be transmitted in a HD format in real time, using high-speed internet lines, and projected onto one single screen. The performance, which will be watched by spectators on the other side of the world on-line, is known as “cyber performance” and combines live music from two different locations and dance performances from three other locations in the world. This type of performance indicates what transcontinental cultural events might look like in the near future.

The visual and sound transmission of the music performance from Prague will be provided by specialists from the CESNET Association, using their own 4K Gateway technology. The music performance from Miami and dance performance from Barcelona will be transmitted using an Ultragrid programme that was also developed by the CESNET Association.

The music performance will consist of a trio for piano, cello and violin performed in the Bohuslav Martinů Hall at Prague HAMU (Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), which will be joined by a cellist from the New World Symphony in Miami. Dancers from Barcelona and Nantou in Taiwan will dance to the music. The entire synchronised performance will be directed by Prof Boncheol Goo from the Graduate School of Culture Technology at KAIST, a South Korean University.

The conference is organized by the APAN, an umbrella organisation which associates national research and educational networks seated in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the eastern part of the United States. The event is set to take place from 11 to 15 August with participation of specialists from many countries worldwide. CESNET will also be involved in other specialised parts of the conference.


The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (, and participates actively in their implementation. Among other things, the association deals with the use of high-speed networks for sharing multimedia data both through synchronous video conferencing and shared applications and asynchronous streaming.

Last change: 13.8.2014